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Landslide creates Havoc in Indonesia, 15 dead


ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 02/01/2019 16:22 PM
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New Delhi, Jan 2: A Landslide occurred at the Java province of Indonesia and has killed at least 15 persons and 20 have gone missing, the authorities said.


According to a government official, around 20 persons are still missing in the Monday landslide which hit Sukabumi district, burying more than 30 houses.


Spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, “Rescuers are trying to recover the victims, however, they face a threat of another landslide.”


He further added, “Four other small-scale landslides occurred. The loose soil texture and unstable earth conditions have endangered the rescuers, particularly when it rains.”


Heavy rainfall is the reason for landslides.

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